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Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by SJN-Fox, Sep 22, 2017.

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  1. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member


    The very simple fact is that they have failed to replace a goal machine, he was papering over their cracks and now that he isn't there they aren't half the force they were.

    Even with the signing of Sigourdson (sp) they will struggle: if they had managed to keep him and sign Siggy they would now probably be top 6 or at least within touching distance.
  2. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    So many people are promoted beyond their level of ability. Walsh's great strength is in identifying unrecognised talent. I expect several he's taken to Everton are, or will become, good players. But splashing cash apparently for the sake of it and in particular to placate a ravenous owner and manager, is unlikely to end well.
  3. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Just look at the players we've signed for big money that were supposedly on his list.
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  4. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    That wasn't Walsh's list; Slimani, Dragovic and Nacho are from SuperScout.
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  5. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    We were fucking shit for the majority of 14/15. From the Man U result until the escape we were awful. Not having it any other way.
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  6. popillius

    popillius Well-Known Member

    Any reference to this list makes me smile.
  7. popillius

    popillius Well-Known Member

    You are, of course, correct but apparently it is us who have the short memory. :102:
  8. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    No, no we were rocking along, but beset by terrible bad luck week after week

    In fact, we were sodding brilliant - only for the whole thing to be lost because of that complete bastard Ranieri and his one flukey season of nothingness
  9. SwedeFox

    SwedeFox Well-Known Member

  10. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Magnificent work :038:
  11. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    Contrary to popular folklore, that was the second match (I think) from that season - after losing with it at Arsenal - where NP experimented with three central defenders. It was really a 5-4-1 formation ('keep it tight lads') and it was horrific viewing. In fact, as his tactical master plan was so ineffective and most of the crowd had nodded off, NP chose to abandon that formation an hour into the game and brought on a striker for a central defender to go back to 4-4-fecking-2.

    Of course, Villa then quickly scored twice. To be tactically outwitted by Tim Sherwood takes a special kind of incompetence.

    The myth that it was some tactical genius at WBA is somewhat undermined by reality. He had tried and failed miserably with the formation before that day. He then picked a 4-4-fecking-2 at WBA - with for example Vardy on the wing and Mahrez on the bench. He changed it only when De Laet got injured and he hadn't got another right back. Eventually, Mahrez came on and Vardy played as a forward. Then the turnaround happened. Remember the days of Mahrez on the bench and Vardy on the wing?

    I have so many memories our NPs tactical incompetence from that season. The similarities to the mistakes being made by Shakespeare are frightening really. They really are two peas in a pod in that respect. He's already benched Mahrez. Look out for Vardy being played wide, as it's bound to come soon.

    Laurel and fecking Hardy.
  12. M17TT C

    M17TT C Well-Known Member



    Jesus wept!
  13. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    It happened in the last home game, against Liverpool.
  14. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Was it against Hull at home where they went to 10 men and no strikers and so he made a sub to go 3 CB's and we ended up drawing, surprisingly.

    Think it was just before someone had to come up with some ideas for him and get us out of the shit.
  15. LeeCovFox

    LeeCovFox Well-Known Member

    Playing four central midfielders in a 4-4-2 at home against West Brom was my personal highlight.
  16. Moose

    Moose Active Member

    We hadn't scored for two games prior to that midfield diamond masterpiece so you can hardly blame him for omitting all of our creative players and focussing on shutting up shop.

    That was one of the games where Pearson talked about 'fine margins' and he was sort of right, it was only 0-1 but we were absolutely awful, turgid, no imagination, just nothing. Every game around thst time was damage limitation from the start. It was no surprise we went months without winning while barely scoring a goal.

    Take nothing away from Nige, he's one of our best ever managers but **** me some of his tactics were an abomination.
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  17. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    So we were fucking shit when we drew 2-2 at Liverpool due to two dodgy penalties? And fucking shit when we narrowly lost to Spurs on Boxing Day having dominated them?
  18. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    A pea, bobbing around on a lake.
  19. City Fan

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  20. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    “Nigel Pearson insists that being employed again as a manager by King Power is not the start of a return to Leicester City.”

    But this isn’t even discussed in the interview unless I’m missing something

    EDIT - sorry just seen the video. Briefly mentioned but hardly a denial that would count him out of a return.
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